We are reopening!

Special Event

02/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

Aberdeen Art Gallery re-opens on Saturday 2 November following its once-in-a-lifetime transformation.

The date will mark the completion of a redevelopment project which has brought the most significant investment since it first opened in 1885.

How to visit during the opening weekend
There's lots to see and it's likely to be busy. We want to make sure everyone has the best possible experience of visiting. To help us manage the large numbers we expect, entry to the Art Gallery on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November will be ticketed, with staggered entry times. From Monday 4 November no ticket is required. We look forward to welcoming you back, again and again.

Tickets for the opening weekend are free and must be pre-booked.

Maximum 4 tickets per person.

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soundfestival performances
The Big Picture
by Judith Weir will be performed at 10am and 11am on Saturday 2 November.
Uniquely Oboe is at 4pm on Sunday 3 November.
To attend these performances, please book the appropriate timed slot.

Saturday 2 November
9.30am-11.30am (including The Big Picture at 10am)
10.30am-12.30pm (including The Big Picture at 11am)

The Big Picture: Judith Weir
Saturday 2 November, 10am and 11am (duration 17mins), free

Enjoy very special performances of The Big Picture by internationally-acclaimed composer Judith Weir. Commissioned for the re-opening of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall and Remembrance Hall, The Big Picture celebrates the inspiring power of art and music.

Performances directed by Dr Roger B Williams MBE, with assistant conductor John Horton. Performed by Con Anima Chamber Choir and singers from Aberdeen City Music School, Gilcomstoun Primary School and Big Noise Torry, with Joanna Nicolson (clarinet), Lisa Nicol (percussion) and Jeremy Coleman (piano).

The Big Picture is jointly commissioned by sound and Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Supported by the Cross Trust, Hope Scott Trust and National Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Big Picture performances are part of Aberdeen Art Gallery's opening celebrations. Booking essential.

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Sunday 3 November
3.30pm-5.30pm (including 4pm Uniquely Oboe performance)

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